Helping young people learn new skills

Gymnastics in London

We are proud to support the immensely talented Hendon Acrobatics & Tumbling Squad. This London-based gymnastics squad has had success up to international level and gives training opportunities to more than 30 gymnasts over three teams. Acrobatic gymnastics combines the strength, flexibility and precision of gymnastics with the grace of dance and participants perform in a partnership with others, which involves great discipline and teamwork.

Our sponsorship will help the children from Hendon achieve their full potential‎. 

Mentor of the Year — Enterprise Awards 2014


Simon Brennan, a Director in Tilney Bestinvest's Glasgow office was awarded 'Mentor of the Year' at the Enterprise Awards 2014 for his work with Open Gates.

Open Gates is a charity based in Glasgow that aims to restore the lives of those in the community who are disadvantaged, by providing opportunities through education, personal development and skills training. The charity aims to set individuals on the path to success through its integrated and creative education programme as well as providing an environment in which to build friendships and a network of support.

Enterprise Awards 2014 was hosted at Glasgow City Chambers by Jobs and Business Glasgow, in partnership with Development and Regeneration Services at Glasgow City Council.

Midlands focus on children’s football

We sponsor the Rutland-based Royce Rangers U12s football team, which finished third in the Leicester Foxes Sunday League in the 2013/14 season. Tilney Bestinvest’s managing director Lee Dooley manages the team and we have been associated with the club through Lee for the last three years. During this time dozens of children from age five upwards have been coached to become the football stars of the future. From providing kit sponsorship, to equipment, awards and personnel, the team has thrived as a result of our involvement.

Champions in Schools with the Winning Scotland Foundation

We are committed to supporting the Winning Scotland Foundation deliver its Champions in Schools programme. Winning Scotland Foundation is an independent charity working to create a culture where all young people in Scotland have the opportunity to develop themselves and learn important life skills. By using sport as a learning tool, the Foundation is aiming to enable young people to be well-prepared for their lives ahead of them.

Champions in Schools is a role model programme that places top Scottish athletes in the classroom to deliver a series of inspirational workshops. Athletes use their sporting achievements and experience to help pupils learn to overcome setbacks, work hard and strive for continual improvement. Tilney Bestinvest is proud to be partnering with the programme and its important messages.

Sailing with the Ocean Youth Trust

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland is a youth development charity committed to the personal and social development of young people. Its pioneering programme is known as Adventure Under Sail and gives young people, regardless of their background or abilities, the opportunity of learning new skills and strengths. Sailing helps build teamwork, communication, concentration and, often much needed, softer skills such as cooking, eating a meal together, living and working in a small environment.

In 2014 we crewed one of the Trust’s 72ft Ocean Racing Yachts for the Cumbrae Caper. The Caper is a key event in the Trust’s fundraising calendar raising £20,000 in previous years.

Edinburgh office agrees youth rugby sponsorship

Our Edinburgh office has confirmed its support of Currie Rugby Club's youth programme with sponsorship of its Primary P3 to P7 teams and also the under 18 Colts teams. Currie Rugby Club is recognised as having one of the strongest youth sections in Scottish rugby with players such as Matthew Scott having come through the ranks to be capped by Scotland.

The agreement provides funds to support up and coming young rugby talent at one of Scotland's premier clubs.

Supporting local London schools

Our London headquarters runs an ongoing work experience programme, providing young people from secondary schools in London with the opportunity to learn vital workplace skills. We also provide mentoring support for a number of young people and participate in personal finance teaching modules.

Triumph at the Citywire 10k run

Six members of the team at Tilney Bestinvest entered the 2015 Citywire 10k run, raising money for two charities, St Barnabas House and Saint Francis Hospice. These organisations provide care to adults with life-limiting illnesses. In total over £14,000 was raised and Tilney Bestinvest are pleased to have been part of that contribution. 

Fundraising for Lister Steps children charity

The Liverpool team organised fundraising activities to raise money for Lister Steps, a community based children’s charity that provides day care for children aged between 0 - 14.

The office organised a bake sale and a dress down day, the proceeds from these activities provided the cost of transport for the children to go to Delamere Forest for the day. The children had a wonderful day out ending with a Gruffalo trail in the woods.